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Wellness Tips

Carlson Chiropractic helps back pain with chiropractic care and healthy living advice.

The Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy

If you struggle with long-term back pain, neck pain, sciatica and other related symptoms, you know...

Benefits of Chiropractic Care to Healthy Aging

Getting older is inevitable and unfortunately, we have yet to discover a magical fountain of youth...

4 Common Causes of Pinched Nerves

When you have a pinched nerve, making an appointment with a local chiropractor is the first step to...

5 Supplements to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

There are many ways of proactively caring for and targeting a healthy blood sugar level....

5 Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care

What do Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, the U.S. Olympic teams, Michael Phelps and Cristiano Ronaldo all...

A Family-Owned Chiropractic Center that Cares for You

Carlson Chiropractic Center celebrates 18 years of business in 2021. The welcoming nature of the...

Why Athletes Choose Chiropractic Care

They're on staff at most NCAA schools, they treat NFL and NBA players, and travel with the US...

How Often Should I Go to the Chiropractor?

We all have a natural expectation for our bodies. Despite the hustle and bustle of work, we move...

3 Signs You are Suffering from a Bulging or Herniated Disc

The spine is a complex structure of 24 vertebrae arranged on top of each other, protecting a...

4 Daily Desk Stretches to Prevent Back Pain

If you sit at a desk for work, how many hours do you think you sit on average? The answer may...

Tech Neck: The Negative Effects of Technology on Your Spine

Modern-day life is filled with technology that doesn’t have our health in mind. For many of us,...

Carlson Chiropractic Patient Highlight: Alexin Maliszewski

At Carlson Chiropractic, we are always grateful when a patient takes the time to leave us a review....

Carlson Chiropractic Patient Highlight: Aaron Houk

At Carlson Chiropractic, we are always grateful when a patient takes the time to leave us a review....

Three Yoga Stretches to Alleviate Back Pain

Back pain and its radiating symptoms can be an almost constant companion to modern-day life. ...

Back Pain? It Might Be Worse Than You Think

Back pain is one of the most common reasons hard-working Americans have to take time off from work....

Straight Talk: The Truth About Scoliosis

While everyone’s spinal alignment has its own subtle curves, people who suffer from scoliosis have...

The Dangers of 'Text Neck' and How to Prevent it

Most of us can hardly recall the last time we spent a day away from a computer, smartphone, or...

Carlson Chiropractic Patient Highlight: Mary Ann Neff

At Carlson Chiropractic, we are always grateful when a patient takes the time to leave us a review....

Carlson Chiropractic Patient Highlight: Dan Wermuth

At Carlson Chiropractic, we are always grateful when a patient takes the time to leave us a review....

Carlson Chiropractic Patient Highlight: Chase Barnett

At Carlson Chiropractic, we are always grateful when a patient takes the time to leave us a review....

The Dangers of Opioids: A National Emergency

We all have pain. Whether you’ve been in an accident or are just experiencing the aches and pains...

Neck Pain Isn’t the Only Sign of Whiplash

Car accidents, even if they’re minor, carry a significant risk of whiplash. After an accident, most...

Understanding the Anatomy of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain has multiple causes and contributing factors. Some causes may be due to personal...

Redefining Fitness and Wellness for Older Adults

Many people assume that getting older means their body will inevitably grind to a halt. People are...

Healthy Tips for a Gluten-Free Diet

It should be clear by now that the emerging trend of the gluten-free diet is no passing fad. The...

Health and Fitness Advice for the Busy Professional

Most people think that health and fitness require a serious commitment of time and energy. Modern...

Preventing Back Pain by Improving Posture

Back pain comes in a variety of different forms, but they all have one thing in common — they are...

Natural Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

As you personally benefit from chiropractic care, you have some new responsibilities. Among them is...

How Bad is Your Back Pain?

Is your back pain holding you back from the active lifestyle you wish to live? You're not alone and...

How Do Children Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

Life is a miracle. Two cells become four and four become eight and so on until nine months later a...

Whiplash and Chiropractic Care

Collisions that occur during sporting events, slips, falls or automobile crashes can all have a...

5 Quick Tips for Healthy Eating

Self-care is extremely important. When we don't pay close attention to the things we are putting...

3 Ways to Prevent a Sports Injury

Participating in any sport increases your chance of injury. Whether it's a sprained ankle or a...

Is it Sciatica? Causes and Treatments for Sciatic Nerve Pain

What is sciatica? This common condition affects more than 3 million people each year in the United...

4 Posture Correction Tips for Your Teen

There are few things worse than watching your teen struggle with their posture. Healthy habits are...

Eating Healthy: Is Gluten Free Right for You?

Tired of dry skin? Do you feel constantly bloated or suffer from digestive issues? Are you tired of...

Your Health and Wellness: Speed Walking for Weight Loss and Beyond

Speed walking is a general term for just walking fast. While some think that running is your best...

Anatomy of a Spinal Disc

Whether you realize it or not, your back is a primary player in many of your day-to-day movements,...

3 Healthy Habits for Kids: Life Beyond Healthy Snacks

Raising healthy kids is a chore. Healthy eating can feel like a fairy tale when stacked up against...

Back Pain Relief from Your Chiropractor

Do you suffer from lower pack pain? Have you been told you need back surgery? 

Spinal decompression...

Why Dieting Can Make You Fat

According to Einstein, doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is the...

What are Essential Oils and How Can They Enhance Chiropractic Care?

If you have ever literally stopped to smell the roses, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of...

What Should I Eat to Prevent Bone Loss?

As we age, our bodies lose bone mass – it’s a fact of life. Our bone mass is attained at its...

A Few Words About Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones weaken and are at a significantly higher risk for...

The Causes of Arthritis in the Spine and How to Prevent Worsening Pain

When we think of arthritis, we often imagine swollen and aching joints in the hands and knees of an...

What Supplements Should I Be Taking?

It’s a common argument: “You don’t need to take supplements if you eat a healthy diet.” Although it...

The Truths About Food Sensitivity Testing

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different diets out there? Why does one diet work for...

Chiropractic Tips to Prevent Travel Aches and Strains

Do you have an exciting trip planned soon? More than likely, it involves a long plane, train or car...

Why Do I Have to Come Back to the Chiropractor?

We bet you have heard people say that "once you go, you have to keep going back to the...

Cholesterol: Size Matters!

Cardiovascular disease, in which the principal manifestation is coronary heart disease, remains the...

You Know Your Dad's a Chiropractor When...

You know your dad is a chiropractor when ... You don't get medicine for a fever. He gives you an...

Does My Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

One of the most common questions we get at Carlson Chiropractic Center is "does my insurance cover ...

Chiropractic Advice to Protect your Spine During Winter Activities

Winter is upon us! People don’t realize what a strain winter weather activities can place on your...

5 Tips to Start Your Own Running Routine

Experienced runners have routines that they tend to follow extremely closely. For many, these...

The Best and Worst Drinks for Your Health

When it comes to maintaining healthy bones, most people think that consuming foods with calcium and...

3 of the Most Challenging Chiropractic Questions Answered

When it comes to chiropractic care, most patients are chock full of questions. There is typically a...

Is Ice or Heat Better for a Sports Injury?

 If you have suffered a sports injury, you are likely willing to try anything in your quest to...

7 Healthy Snacks You Can Make with Your Kids

If your kids experience headaches, allergies, indigestion or eczema, a healthier diet may resolve...

6 Signs You Have a Sports Injury

Injuries caused by athletic activity can creep up on even the most well conditioned athlete. What...

10 Easy Stretches to Improve Flexibility and Spine Health

Spending time hunched over a computer screen at work and at home makes for back and neck problems...

5 Quick Eating Tips for Better Health

Eating healthy foods gives your body so many advantages, there’d be too many to count! Most of...

Low Blood Sugar Makes you "Hangry"

Do you crash when you go too long without eating, losing energy and becoming “hangry?” Hanger...

Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Joplin Migraine Sufferers

Migraines/headaches have become a common occurrence in today's society, but by no means does that...

Why Do Car Accidents Cause So Much Back Pain?

If you have never been in a car wreck, then you might be surprised by how long it takes to recover....

6 Food Groups Your Spine Will Love

When it comes to the integrity of your back, you can't be too careful. You can do all the exercises...

Migraines in Women Increase the Risk of Health Issues

If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, then you know how excruciating the pain is! Let’s...

Non-Surgical Options to Treat a Bulging or Herniated Disc

When most patients who have been diagnosed with a degenerative spine condition enter the...

4 Food Facts for Kids: Enable Children to Take Charge of Their Health

If you or your spouse have ever struggled with weight, then you know that healthy eating and an...

Why We Love Your Spine and You Should Too

The spine, or backbone as it's commonly called, plays a significant role in the support,...

10 Myths About Chiropractic Care

Over the years, a lot of myths have cropped up regarding chiropractic care. Sometimes they become...

3 Things that Contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome

If you're like millions of others with chronic illness, I'm sure you have used Google to learn more...

Why Decompression Can Work and Get You Back to Work

On the job injuries are some of the most common reasons for patients to visit the chiropractor. It...

7 Best Blogs to Follow about Raising Healthy Kids

There’s no such thing as the perfect parent, and these days families are juggling so much between...

5 Easy Things You Can do to Improve Your Husband's Health

As you and your loving husband have grown in many ways over the years, you may notice that some of...

3 Before Bedtime Stretches to Nourish Your Spine

It’s fairly common knowledge that through the course of your day the weight of your body compresses...

10 Interesting Facts About Your Spine

It’s difficult to measure the value of your spine, but few if any of your vital bodily systems...

3 Reasons to Drink More Water

With the summer heat, hydration should be something that is important to everyone. We tend to think...

3 Tips to Fight Crossfit Pain and Prevent Injury

Crossfit is a great way to get fit, build muscle, and increase your overall health. It is ideal for...

5 Great Apps to Kick Off Your Summer Fitness Routine

If you're like most people, you feel a guilty compulsion to browse for free iPhone or Android apps...

10 Fun Stretches You Can Do with Your Kids to Keep Them Healthy!

Whether you're teaching your children to properly warm up their bodies before they participate in...

Eating Healthy Isn't Enough. Prep Your Body to Absorb Nutrients.

Everyone knows eating healthy  and getting their recommended daily allowance of vitamins and...

6 Tips to Ease Back into an Exercise Routine

Now that warmer weather is upon us many people are finding the inspiration to set fitness goals....

Do you have a Vitamin D deficiency?

Now that spring is here it’s time to step outside and get a little sun! Although it is common...

Gardening: 5 Tips to Avoid Pain & Strain

Now that spring and warmer weather have finally arrived everyone is eager to spend more time...

Chronic Pain Sufferer? Here are 6 root causes.

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Before you reach for a bottle of pain reliever, realize that this...

Top 10 Reasons to Love Carlson Chiropractic Center!

While you may think that a trip to the chiropractor is only necessary to relieve pain in the lower...

Living A Healthier Life In The New Year!

Everyone starts out the New Year with a list of goals and some of the most common resolutions...

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it’s already 2016! There’s nothing like the new year to cause...

Tackling Text Neck

Times are changing and technology continues to move forward at an incredible pace. One generation...

ACA Presses Fed Gov to Encourage Conservative Forms of Pain Management

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in recent comments submitted to the National Institute...

Deflating Inflammation

Inflammation is a big problem. A very big problem. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in many...

Building Healthy Habits

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat” and while we’ve all been working to clean up our diets...

Chiropractic and Sciatica

Ask anyone who has suffered from sciatica, and they’ll tell you the burning, shooting pain often...

The Difference Between Food Sensitivities And Food Allergies

When it comes to food, what you don’t know can hurt you. The latest studies show that food...

Why Chiropractic?

One of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available is chiropractic care. Chiropractic...

Learning to Live Gluten Free

If you’ve just been diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity, or you’ve figured out through the...

What’s a GMO? Learning Labels And Eating Healthy

As our patients and friends move to embrace healthier eating and cooking habits, many of them are...

Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic

Ask anyone who has suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and they will tell you it is a very...

Standard American Diet – We Really Are What We Eat

From our ever-popular Wellness Workshops to individual discussions with patients, it seems like...

Food Sensitivity Testing Made Me A Happier, Healthier Person

Since 2003 at Carlson Chiropractic Center we have worked on a hands-on approach to health care,...

We're Now Offering Spinal Decompression Therapy

We are pleased to announce that we have formed a specialized division offering Spinal Decompression...

Dr. Carlson Certified in Spinal Decompression Therapy

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Steven M. Carlson has passed the certifying examination of the...

Salvation Army Angel Tree at Carlson Chiropractic Center

We are excited to announce that we are collecting non-perishable food items for our annual Food...

Reduce Inflammation By Changing Your Diet

Chronic inflammation is a bad thing and plays a part in many chronic diseases. A sedentary...

As Summer Winds Down It’s Time To Think Vitamin D

If you didn’t get to spend as much time outside as you would have liked this summer, it might be a...

Carlson Chiropractic Center Offering Wellness Workshops

Dr. Steven M. Carlson and the team at Carlson Chiropractic Center are pleased to announce that they...

Food Sensitivities Could Be Adding Pounds

Do you often feel bloated or suffer from fluid retention? Are you careful about what you eat, but...

The Hidden Dangers of Undiagnosed Food Sensitivities

When it comes to food, what you don’t know can hurt you. Food sensitivities impact approximately...

Coaxing Your Kids Outside to Get Fit!

We’re a little more than halfway through summer, and chances are good that if you have kids at home...

Yard Work Safety Tips

‘Tis the season to get outside and work in the yard. While weed eaters, trimmers, leaf blowers and...

Flip Flops, Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

One of the first signs of summer is sandals, and for many, the sandal of choice is flip flops....

Carlson Chiropractic Center Welcomes Two New Doctors

Dr. Steven M. Carlson and the team at Carlson Chiropractic Center are pleased to welcome Dr....

Tips On Outdoor Activity With A Baby

April showers have brought the May flowers, and with that, the urge to get up and get outside is...

Dr. Banks’ Tips to Get Your Body Moving

As a chiropractor with a background in sports and fitness, every day I see the need for improved...

Safety Tips for Your Youth Soccer Star

Soccer is without a doubt the most popular sport in the world, and while American culture has not...

Barefoot Running 101

Spring has arrived! Or at least it’s trying to. For many people, including runners, that means less...

Over-The-Counter Solutions Are Not Necessarily Safe for Back Pain

It’s a fact – back pain is the 2nd most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office,...

Headaches Happen – Chiropractic Can Help!

Headaches happen. In fact, nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional,...

Ditch the High Heels And Heavy Handbags For a Pain Free Holiday!

It’s officially the holidays and for many that means parties, family gatherings, and for the next...

Back Pain? Get Up and Move Around!

As the weather changes, a lot of us will be spending more and more time inside. For many, both...

Chiropractic A Safe Alternative To Pain Medication

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing addiction problem in the nation, according to...

Tips to Improve Your Workplace Ergonomics

Recent reports show that the average American is working somewhere just over 40 hours a week, and...

Keeping Your Joints Functioning Properly

A lot of times when people think of chiropractic, they think of low back pain, headaches, or other...

Rise in Back Surgeries Have Many Turning To Chiropractic

The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that too many complex back surgeries are...

Stressed? Take A Walk

Ask any person you know, and chances are they experience stress on a regular basis. Whether it is...

Prescription Side Effects Issues – Chiropractic A Healthy Alternative

Illnesses and injuries from medications jumped 52% between 2004 and 2008, from 1.2 million to 1.9...

Back Pain? Carlson Chiropractic Center Can Help!

Did you know that back pain is the 2nd most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office,...

Chiropractic Can Make A Difference in CrossFit Training

 

As specialists in the biomechanics of the body, we stay up to date on fitness trends, and over...

Back to School - Backpack Safety Tips

If you’ve got back-to-school shopping on your agenda this week, chances are you have at least one...

Redefine Aging - Tips on Senior Fitness

Today, Americans are living longer and making the most of their retirement years. In fact, Baby...

Carlson Chiropractic's Advertising Artwork

We are proud to be advertising in the Joplin Globe Body and Mind and the J Mag.  Here are some of...

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Ask any mother and she will tell you that the aches, pains and muscle strains of pregnancy are...

Navigating Sports and Exercise Injuries

We all know the benefits of regular exercise, it can strengthen your heart, bones, and joints and...

Carlson Chiropractic Center To Celebrate Ten Years in Joplin

Dr. Steven M. Carlson and the team at Carlson Chiropractic Center are celebrating ten years in...

Sports Safety Tips For Young Athletes

Carlson Chiropractic Center promotes safe young athletes. If there's one thing that has become...

Asking Facebook Fans To Donate to Area Needs During Holiday Season

With the devastation of the May 22 tornado dramatically increasing the numbers of those in need,...

4-State Region Bridal Expo at Downstream Casino

Carlson Chiropractic Center is pleased to announce they will be participating in the 4-State Region...

Participating In Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Carlson Chiropractic Center is pleased to announce they will be participating in the Joplin Area...

Body & Mind Health Living Expo Saturday, February 18

Carlson Chiropractic Center is pleased to announce they will be participating in the Joplin Globe...